Mozilla Open Badges: building trust networks, creating value
"…the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of one's trust in other human beings." (Graeber, 2011)
In the last few posts we have discussed ways in which badge systems can be segmented, considered, or categorized within existing social structures. And I have hinted at the sociocultural infrastructure necessary for badges to become useful and effective, social, professional, and personal currencies.